Katherine Harris & Sandra Day O'Connor should have dated Ol' Dirty Bastard instead.
It's a sad farewell for Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O' Connor, the Reagan appointed, historic first woman to serve on the bench, and the disgraceful "swing vote" in Bush v. Gore. Consortiumnews.com
put up a detailed story about how Sandra Day O'Connor spit on the constitution
and allow thousands of voters to be disenfranchised in Florida just get to Bush illegally elected back in 2000. Check out these quotes
... the five most conservative justices on the U.S. Supreme Court stepped in to stop the counting of votes for president, an unprecedented act in American history. The slim court majority agreed to suspend the Florida recount and to hear Bush's appeal on Dec. 11.
The hand count of these uncounted ballots would have reduced this disparity between the wealthier and the poorer precincts. Instead, the U.S. Supreme Court cited the 14th Amendment to ensure that greater weight was given to the votes of wealthier whites in Florida than to poorer African-Americans and elderly Jews.
The irony - the outrage to many civil rights leaders - was that the 14th Amendment had been enacted after the Civil War to prevent discrimination against African-Americans. Now, it was being used to disenfranchise them and to grant greater voting power to whites.
Sandra Day O'Connor had joined in this unprecedented and seemingly illogical opinion that handed the White House to George W. Bush. According to some sources, O'Connor - the court's supposed "swing vote" - even wrote the unsigned majority opinion in Bush v. Gore.
As I reported on Dec. 11, O'Connor was visibly upset -- indeed furious -- when on Election Night, Nov. 7, the networks predicted that Gore would take Florida. "This is terrible," she said, as the announcement came from the television ...
When O'Connor angrily left to get her dinner from the buffet table upstairs, O'Connor's husband John explained that she was upset because the couple wanted to retire to Arizona, but that his wife would never vacate her seat if Gore won. She would remain on the court to deny Gore the opportunity of replacing her.
A close O'Connor friend, a prominent Democrat, confirms that. When told about the Election Night episode, he said, "Oh, no, no, no. That's not her plan. The plan is that, if Bush wins, Chief Justice [William] Rehnquist will retire, and Bush will then nominate Sandra to be the first female United States chief justice in history. That's the plan. I don't think they will ever leave Washington."
Oh really? THAT
was the plan Sandra? Well history turned out differently and by putting her own ambitions over what should have been a decision to protect the civil rights of all voters she'll be known a selfish and heart-less ***bad-word-goes-here***.
There is NO honor amongst thieves
Tell that to another prominent female member of the Bush Crime Family, the infamous Katherine Harris
who wants to run for the US Senate against Democrat Bill Nelson. Well, the top Bush puppet master and political advisor Karl Rove
(aka Satan's cousin) is trying to get another top republican to enter the race.
Katherine Harris' folks are pissed! Thehill.com has a story
on the outrage from the Harris camp. Check it out:
"It's unimaginable that the White House folks and the National Republican Senatorial Committee would be so disloyal to Katherine Harris, especially after all she has done for the Bush family and the Republican Party," a Florida political operative who supports Harris said. "It's unconscionable and a stab in the back."
Harris backers are irritated that State House Speaker Allan Bense met with White House chief of staff Karl Rove and NRSC Chairwoman Elizabeth Dole (R-N.C.) this week to discuss challenging Sen. Bill Nelson (D-Fla.) next year.
The operative added, "If it is true, they should be ashamed and embarrassed, considering she stepped aside at their request for the president and Sen. Mel Martinez (R-Fla.) in 2004. It's her turn."
Oh really? So THAT
was the plan Katherine? Ha ha ha! No honor amongst thieves. Wait a minute, lets go back to the part that was bold where her peoples said something about " after all she has done for the Bush family and the Republican Party
". Oh, what could they be talking about? Oh yeah, lets allow Greg Palast to tell it in an article from 2001
The systematic program that disfranchised these legal voters [in the 2000 presidential election], directed by the offices of Florida Governor Jeb Bush and Secretary of State Katherine Harris, was so quiet, subtle and intricate that if not for George W. Bush's 500-vote eyelash margin of victory, certified by Harris, the chance of the purge's discovery would have been vanishingly small.
People from other states who have arrived in Florida with a felony conviction in their past number "clearly over 50,000 and likely over 100,000," ... estimates [say] that 80 percent arrive with voting rights intact, which they do not forfeit by relocating to Florida.
Nevertheless, agencies controlled by Harris and Bush ordered county officials to reject attempts by these eligible voters to register, while, publicly, the governor's office states that it adheres to court rulings not to obstruct these ex-offenders in the exercise of their civil rights. Further, with the aid of a Republican-tied database firm, Harris' office used sophisticated computer programs to hunt those felons eligible to vote and ordered them thrown off the voter registries.
Ok rewind the tape to the part about "All that she's done for the Bush Family and the Republican party
". Oh God this is hilarious stuff, are you laughing your asses off yet? IF her voter disenfranchising weren't such a big (and illegal) deal then why would her staffers be so pissed
that the Bush Crime Family is shitting on her over her desire to run for senate?
In conclusion folks, Sandra Day O' Connor and Katherine Harris were two key players in the stolen election of 2000 that got Dubya elected
and set off this freak series of events that has led us to war, deficits, patriot acts, lying to congress, etc, etc. These two lovely ladies had illusions of grandeur, and like Ol' Dirty Bastard
would say, "That means hoe, you been shit-ted on!I'm not the first dog that's shitted on your lawn!
Sandra enjoy your retirement without ever having been Chief Justice and Katherine enjoy the betrayal from the Bush Crime Family
. When the "right to choose" is revoked
, women everywhere can thank the two of you for your wonderful contributions to the feminist movement